RAF Graduation parade with The Duke of Gloucester
Cranwell, Lincolnshire, England
R.A.F. GRADUATION PARADE. Roll. 2.
SCU The R.A.F. flag flying. SCU R.A.F. motto - 'Per Ardua ad Astra' over porch of building. MS. The clock tower of the main hall of the building. LMS. Shot of seated crowd watching. LS Colours marching on to the parade ground. MS. The Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry) alights from car and shakes hands with Lord Tedder, Marshall of the Royal Air Force. MS He shakes hands with two other officers. In the group are the Commandant of the College Air Commodore G R Beamish, the AOC Flying Training Command Air Marshal, the Hon Sir Ralph Cochrane, Air Marshal Saunders and Lt.Col.Sutton Melthorpe the Dep. Lord/Lt. of Lincs. MS. The Duke walks forward onto parade ground in front of the College to the O/C in charge of parade. MS. The Duke inspecting the Cadets on parade. SCU Cadet types. MS Line of cadets. SCU The Duke inspecting. MS The Duke saluting. MS Cadets doing slow march past. MS and SCU Crowd watching. (3 shots). CU Cut-in shot of feet of cadets slow marching. MS Cadets slow marching. MS Officers and others watching. CU Head and shoulders of the Duke of Gloucester saluting. LMS Back view of the Duke saluting. Cadets march in background. MS High ranking Air Force officers watching. MS People watching. LMS The Duke walking past planes and air crews. Officer in charge salutes. LMS and MS The Duke inspecting air crews and mechanics. MS and SCU Air crew types. LS Elevated pan from massed audience in the College Gymnasium to platform with Duke of Gloucester mounting it. MS Section of audience clapping. MS. The Duke presenting trophy to a cadet.